The browser ballot screen that Windows users in the EU have started seeing in Feb has proved to be useless. New data shows that the differences in browser use trends between the EU and the world from Jan to Oct are marginal. This’s despite Opera’s claims that ballot screen at one point made downloads of its browser in the EU skyrocket.
In Europe, IE market share has fallen to 40.26% in Sep ‘2010 this year from 46.44% in Sep ’09. In North America IE is still above 50% at 52.3% followed by Firefox at 27.21% and Chrome at 9.87%.
According to StatCounter Global Stats “Microsoft IE fell to 49.87% in Sep ‘2010 followed by Firefox with 31.5%. Google’s Chrome continues to increase market share at an impressive rate and has more than tripled from 3.69% in Sep ’09 to 11.54% in September this year.”